Amazon Studios heading to Asheville area to film new series Peripheral

If you’ve ever dreamed of appearing in a science fiction thriller series, now is your chance.

This fall, several Western North Carolina cities will set the landscape for Amazon Prime Video’s new series, “The Peripheral.”

“The Peripheral” is an adaptation of William Gibson’s bestselling novel of the same name, published in 2015. It is the first of the “Jackpot” series. Gibson, a New York Times bestselling author, also penned “Neuromancer” and “Agency.”

Filming is slated to take place from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22, according to a casting call post on social media.

Yancey County’s Economic Development Commission welcomed Amazon Studios to the area as it begins filming the sci-fi thriller drama series.

“We are pleased at the opportunity to join our neighbors in Marshall, Weaverville, and Asheville in welcoming this major studio production project to our western North Carolina community,” Yancey EDC Executive Director Jamie McMahan stated in a press release.